Karl Mayer Revamps HKS 3-M

Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Germany, now offers a third generation of its HKS 3-M
three-bar tricot knitting machine, reporting that the new design enables 15-percent higher speeds
than the previous model, and is more compact in its construction.

The company has completely redesigned the machine’s knitting motion, machine frame and beam
let-off frame. The redesign includes improved access to the warp beam rollers on the right-hand
side of the machine.


Karl Mayer’s revamped HKS 3-M three-bar tricot knitting machine

The new version offers a 210-inch working width and E 28 and E 32 gauges. Other widths and
gauges will be added in the future.

Karl Mayer notes that the design and movement of the HKS 3-M’s knitting elements allow it to
work a wide array of stitch densities and lappings and to process all yarn types that are used in
warp-knit applications. Fabrics that can be produced include tulle and net curtain, lingerie,
sportswear and dense upholstery fabrics; as well as semi-technical mosquito netting and shoe

July/August 2012